On Monday the Supreme Court declined to hear a petition from the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) that sought to force the Department of Homeland Security to release details of a secret “killswitch” protocol to shut down cellphone and internet service during emergencies. EPIC has been fighting since 2011 to release the details of the program, which is known as Standard Operating Procedure 303. EPIC writes, “On March 9, 2006, the National Communications System (‘NCS’) approved SOP 303, however it was never released to the public. This secret document codifies a ‘shutdown and restoration process for use by commercial and private wireless networks during national crisis.’”
"a secret “killswitch” protocol to shut down cellphone and internet service during emergencies."
And if they could just deceive the public for at least a moment after an "OPPORTUNITY" (Mass Shooting), just long enough, to get a damn SMART GUN MANDATE pushed through - Then it would be the ultimate achievement being able to "shut down" not only internet and cell service - also all citizen firearms! Blind, defenseless, and most important no communication or weapons to coordinate and mount an offense of any kind!
EVERYONE SHOULD BE WORKING TO PREPARE TO BE EFFECTIVE IN EXACTLY THIS SITUATION!
IF A GOVERNMENT PREPARES TO FIGHT YOU AS THEIR ENEMY - THEY ARE YOUR ENEMY!
You can not plan to rely on a command and control system that THEY control!
What I find laughable is the fact that if the 'net is "taken down for emergencies", then how will EAS work? The internet has become a large part of the EAS/CAP/IPAWS functions. Even if using the old LP1 LP2 radio relay system, the primary alert still has to come from DC.....via the....Internet.
Well, no one has ever accused the Govt of being smart.
'I'll never forget the first time I saw that movie.....scene!!!!
Rule "303" eh?? Had a Royal Enfield Mk IV "Jungle Carbine" once!!! Nice Rifle although my shoulder didn't like it!!! I still miss it.....
Kill switch eh?? Sure, what will happen if they pull it......Rule .303???, .308, .357,..38, .22, .22 Mag, .45-70......Oh! I like that, the old "Trap door!!," .380, 9mm Mackerov, 9mm Luger, .45 Colt and last but not least .45ACP because sometimes short, Fat and Slow will do the Job!!
Not to mention 12, 16, 20, 28 Ga. and .410 bore.....
Millions of cleaning rods going 'schlick' schlick'....
Send in the Breakaaaa....
Great movie. Great rifle kicks like a bloody mule ! Own one of those Long Branch Canadian models. 10 rounder's with ap or incendiary nice touch. Also partial to my 7mm Mauser that never got past the British Boer War blockade.Then ended up in South America. Got to love those antique 1891 smoke wagons. Behind enemy lines Ct.
I have always liked the last spoken line in "Breaker Morant", where Morant and another condemned man are seated before a firing squad. Both refuse a blindfold. Morant calls out, "Shoot straight you b#####ds! Don't make a mess of it!".
Makes you wonder, notwithstanding the first 303 SOP's..how many more secret SOP's there are..starting at 303? As for the "kill switch", I'm laughing. How many State/County/City..institutions, such as law enforcement, firefighters, government, banking, utilitys etc are totally wired in and rely on the plain ole internet to operate. What this tells me is there would be total chaos. Besides, I'm sure you aren't aware of a certain group of activists across America that have been burying WIFI/Bluetooth/USB/secret Server hubs in plain view hiding spots in every city and town in America. Just for this scenario. Kill switch my ass.
The details of the internet kill switch are probably being kept secret because it doesn't actually shut off the "internet backbone" (high bandwidth connections between major public institutions), it just kicks out all ordinary users (home and small business connections).
Having your own servers doesn't mean you can connect to people in another city without access to the backbone, you need that physical connection to transmit data through. Cutting off access to non-institutional connections doesn't directly impede the function of institutional connections.
So don't delude yourself into thinking that the government can't shut off the internet without directly shutting their own institutional connections down. If you want to take down their links in retaliation, you're going to have to get physical. Which means killing their personnel too.
Power transformers make bigger, harder to fix targets than data connections. So that's where I would focus any retaliatory strikes. But the slide to irretrievable social breakdown is faster when you knock out power. That's not a concern for me because I don't believe the civilization is reparable without a complete reboot, but it's something to consider for some.
On a related subject, it looks like the Feds decided to act in Oregon: I'd be interested in the real story here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3418491/Ammon-Bundy-arrested-three-fellow-militiamen-shots-fired-Oregon-stand-off.html
I'm not interested in the 'real' story.
The Feds could have ended this completely without violence. They chose otherwise.
That's all we need to know.
Actually there is a way around the KillSwitch. Ham radio and the HSMM Mesh network you need to check it out, no carrier no switch.
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